Students can maximize the health benefits of physical education by maximizing the time they spend exercising at an elevated heart rate during class.
Wearable fitness devices provide users with a wealth of information ranging from heart rate to steps to calories burned during exercise. In partnership with adidas, IHT developed its wrist-based heart rate monitor – the adidas Zone for IHT Spirit – specifically for school use.
Throughout a physical education class workout, a student can see their individual heart rate and the heart rate zone (resting, moderate or vigorous) in which they are exercising. Immediately following the workout, students receive an email showing their heart rate data, including a calculation of minutes spent exercising at an elevated heart rate, a key tenet of the Centers for Disease Control’s guide to adolescent fitness. Read More